All of the best throwback movies that you can watch on Disney+

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This week, Disney launched their new streaming service, Disney+, and we are still figuring out what we want to binge watch first! Do we start with all of the new movies and shows? Do we rewatch our favorite Disney Channel series? Do we watch the entirety of the Star Wars franchise? While you can't really go wrong with any of those options, we are going to start with the classic Disney movies that have only gotten better with time. 

From the original Disney princesses to our favorite cartoon animals, we are having major nostalgia over these oldies but goodies. Check out all of our favorite throwback movies below and get streaming!

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The Mandalorian

The first-ever Star Wars live action series is set after the fall of the Empire and before the coming of the First Order.

Noelle

Disney's Christmas comedy features Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader playing two siblings, Noelle and Nick Kringle (aka, Santa). When Nick takes a vacation from the stresses of his job, only to not return, it's up to Noelle to find him and save the holiday.

ENCORE!

Kristen Bell brings together former castmates of high-school musicals to recreate their original performances of "Beauty and the Beast," "Annie," and "The Sound of Music" with the help of some of Broadway's best. 

The World According to Jeff Goldblum

Follow Jeff Goldblum as he looks at the fascinating history, science and connections between everyday items like sneakers or ice cream.

Lady and the Tramp

The re-telling of the 1955 Disney classic features the voices of Tessa Thompson (voice of Lady), Justin Theroux (voice of Tramp), Janelle Monae (voice of Peg) and other major stars.  

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Throwback Disney movies you can watch on Disney+

  • 101 Dalmatians (1996)
  • Aladdin (1992)
  • Alice in Wonderland (1951)
  • The Aristocats (1970)
  • Bambi (1942)
  • Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  • Cinderella (1950)
  • Dumbo (1941)
  • Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)
  • Fantasia (1940)
  • Flubber (1997)
  • The Fox and the Hound (1981)
  • Hercules (1997)
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
  • The Lion King (1994)
  • The Little Mermaid (1989)
  • Mary Poppins (1964)
  • Mulan (1998)
  • The Parent Trap (1961 & 1998)
  • Pocahontas (1995)
  • The Rescuers (1977)
  • Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  • Tarzan (1999)

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Real suite in Cinderella's castle

Cinderella’s Castle in Disney World isn’t just for show—it actually is home to the only hotel suite in Magic Kingdom. A pumpkin carriage acts like an elevator to deliver guests to the space, which features two beds and a pullout couch in a regal interior, complete with stained glass, ornate columns, and a working fireplace. Unfortunately, you can’t book a room—you need to be invited, such as by winning a contest. Don't miss these other insider secrets to having the best Disney vacation.

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VIP restaurant

In the heart of Disneyland’s New Orleans Square is a winding staircase leading to the five-star restaurant Club 33. You can’t just expect to walk in and get a seat though. The only way to get in is by being a member or a guest of a member, and rumor has it there's a 14-year waiting list to be accepted. Find out more about Club 33’s history and what it takes to become a VIP.

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Dream Suite in Disneyland

Right around the corner from Club 33 and above the Pirates of the Caribbean ride is an elevator leading to another elite hotel. Like the Cinderella suite, you can’t book a room unless invited, but those VIP guests are in for a treat. A button in the master bedroom makes the lighting moody with the moon and clouds projected on the wall, and a panel in the bathroom turns on Fantasia music and makes stars appear on the ceiling. A massive parlor has a French Provincial theme, based on Walt Disney’s designs for his apartment on Main Street that never came to be, according to Entertainment Weekly. VIP suite or not, check out these 14 ways to save money on a Disney vacation.

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Basketball court in the Matterhorn ride

Near the top of Disneyland’s Matterhorn Bobsleds ride is a secret, attic-like room with a basketball hoop and floor markings. The room started as a resting place for the Disney employees who climb the “mountain,” then transformed into a mini half-court when one worker brought a basketball hoop when the weather kept staff from climbing. Find out where a brand new Disney park will be built.

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Walt Disney's private apartment

Walt Disney had a 500-square-foot apartment built above the firehouse on Main Street that he would stay in when he visited. Employees used to know he was in town because they’d see the lamp on a table turned on. The suite isn’t open to the public, but you can still spot it from the street; the park keeps that lamp on 24/7 as a tribute to its founder. Learn the cheapest (and most expensive) times to book a Disney trip.

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Train named for Mrs. Disney

Four out of five Disneyland Railroad trains are named after locomotive legends, while the last is in honor of animator Ward Kimball. Every now and then, you’ll see a fifth car added to the end called the Lilly Belle, named after Walt’s wife, Lillian Disney, who helped design it. The car used to be VIP-only, but you can now reserve it for a special two-hour tour. Find out how to beat the crowds at Disney, even during its peak season.

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Wishing wells

Tucked to the right of Sleeping Beauty Castle, by the moat, is a surprisingly serene garden called Snow White Grotto. The area features marble figurines of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which were sent to Walt Disney anonymously from Italy. Snow White’s voice floats over the area and echoes in the Wishing Well. Toss in a coin and make a wish—your money will be donated to children’s charities to make their wishes come true, too. There’s a similar wishing well in Disney World, too. Walking toward Tomorrowland on the right side of Cinderella’s Castle, you’ll find an easy-to-miss alcove leading to Cinderella’s Wishing Well, which also donates its coins. Learn more little-known differences between Disneyland and Disney World.

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Inside tour of the riverboats

Riding the Mark Twain Riverboat in Disneyland or the Liberty Belle in Disney World is one thing, but it’s surprisingly easy to get a chance to get behind the wheel. While you’re still at the dock, just let an employee know you’re interested in checking out the captain’s quarters. As long as you aren’t with a huge group and no one else has beat you to the request, you’ll probably be allowed up to steer the ship and signal to other boats. Just leave these 15 surprising things banned from Disney parks at home.

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